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Excerpt from St. Louis: the fourth city, 1764-1911, Volume 2

Excerpt from St. Louis: the fourth city, 1764-1911, Volume 2 - Lists information about Jean Baptiste Ortes

Excerpt from St. Louis: the fourth city, 1764-1911, Volume 2   

One of the pioneer settlers had followed the fortunes of Laclede from earliest manhood. John Baptiste Ortes was born in the province of Bearne, near the Pyrenees. He was thirteen years younger than Laclede. The elder brother of Laclede was a high official of the District of Bearne. When Pierre Laclede came to Louisiana in 1755, John Baptiste Ortes, a boy of eighteen, accompanied him. Ortes was with Laclede at the founding of St. Louis. He had learned the trade of a carpenter. He married in St. Louis and lived here until 1814. His wife, who was Elizabeth Barada, bom in Vincennes, lived in St. Louis until 1868, dying at the age of one hundred and four years. She was brought to St. Louis by her parents in 1768. She lived here one hundred years. A large picture of Madame Ortes hung in the old Southern hotel. Ortes, like some other pioneer settlers, did not leave his name to posterity. His children were daughters.  

Date9 Sep 2013
Linked toBARADA ELIZABETH ANTONE; ORTES JEAN BAPTISTE

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